(CNN) - A road tested and well experienced Republican operative is joining Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
Brian Jones is signing up with the former Massachusetts governor's senior strategy team. Jones is a veteran of five presidential campaigns, including Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential bid and President George W. Bush's successful 2004 re-election, and also served as communications director for the Republican National Committee.
"I'm excited to be a part of Governor Romney's talented campaign team and help out wherever I can," Jones told CNN.
Jones will continue to work out of the Black Rock Group, a Republican consulting firm based in Alexandria, Virginia. The firm helps in the running of Restore our Future, an independent super PAC formed to advance Romney's White House run. But in anticipation of a move to the Romney campaign, Jones' firm says they set up a firewall policy since July to make sure he was never involved in any consulting or any other direct involvement with the pro-Romney super PAC.
Word of Jones move to the Romney campaign was first reported by the Washington Post.
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